Space Witches Book 1 is now on Kindle Scout nomination stage.

CLICK HERE OR ON THE BOOK COVER, read the beginning of the book and if you'd like to read the rest of the story, nominate the book. 

If the book makes it to  Amazon's Kindle Press program, all those who nominated the book will get it for free. 

This is the book I originally wrote as my NaNoWriMo project in November 2016. A mixture of witches, spells, ancient Egypt and afterlife - with a dystopian sprinkle. 

About the author

Leena writes books under the names Leena Maria as well as Leena Pekkalainen.

Her books have one thing in common: ancient Egypt.

Though her studies have been academic, her books celebrate the power of imagination. History is definitely not dry in Leena's novels!

leena's egyptology studies

  • Certificate in Egyptology 2012 (University of Manchester, 3 years)
  • Diploma in Egyptology 2014 (University of Manchester 2 years)
  • Shorter courses:
  • BLUE: a symposium exploring aspects of life in ancient Egypt (University of Manchester)
  • Warfare and Weapons in Ancient Egypt 2015 (University of Manchester)
  • Ancient Superpowers of the Near East 2015 (University of Liverpool)
  • Ancient Egypt – a History in Six Objects 2015 (University of Manchester)
  • “From Mummies of Microchips” seminar 23-24.7.15 University of Manchester

leena's books

nephilim quest series

1. nephilim quest 1: shadowhunter

2. nephilim quest 2: moon daughter

mr. mummific

1. how I became a mummy


The first book you get for free is the Prequel to Nephilim Quest: Angel.

Over two hundred years before Nephilim Quest 1 / Shadowhunter the roots of the story are planted.

A little girl missing her mother, in the palace of the mightiest of the dark Nephilim, hoping for an escape...  

This book is not for sale anywhere - only readers who have subscribed to my mailing list will get it.

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